By popular demand, Tex Perkins reprises his role as The Man In Black in 2018 for an Australian tour

Tickets on sale from 12pm local time Thursday 8th February 2018


Tex Perkins – The Man In Black
The Songs & Story Of Johnny Cash 

Tex Perkins & The Tennessee Four With Rachel Tidd

After a sell-out stint with The Man In Black in Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre at the end of 2017, Tex Perkins is once again reprising his Helpmann Award-winning role – this time for a massive Australian tour. Tex, along with the Tennessee Four and Rachael Tidd, will hit the road throughout May and June, taking The Man In Black – The Johnny Cash Story far and wide. Audiences in Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory will delight as these acclaimed musicians showcase why they won the Best Contemporary Australian Concert accolade.

The last time The Man In Black was toured Australia, the band were on the road for a massive 18-months, racking up sell-out shows and taking the music to some of the best venues in the country. It’s no surprise the show is embraced so much by music-loving audiences – there are few artists within Australia who can translate the work of ‘The Man in Black’ and bring it to modern day like Tex Perkins. His reverence for Johnny Cash’s career is evident in the way he approaches every song.

Johnny Cash made an indelible impact on the international music scene. From his rise to fame in 1954, he had a string of Top 10 hits, including Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues and Don’t Take Your Guns To Town, to name a few. His #1 Billboard smash hit I Walk The Line made him a household name – and sat on the charts for 43 weeks! He has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, demonstrating the impact his music has had across multiple genres. He passed away in 2003 but is still considered one of the most influential musicians of all time, as his sales of over 50 million records will attest.

Tex Perkins needs no introduction to Australian audiences, he is a legend within the Aussie music industry and is revered as one of the country’s rock n’ roll outlaws. It is said his affinity with Johnny Cash started in his earliest band and is an enthusiasm he hasn’t relinquished. After fronting The Cruel Sea, Beasts of Bourbon and touring with Tex, Don and Charlie and The Dark Horses, Tex Perkins has had an incredible and varied music career.

Don’t miss Tex Perkins as he reprises The Man In Black for this special tour – these shows will sell-out. Tickets are on sale on 12pm local time on Thursday 8th February 2018 via authorised ticketing outlets.

Wednesday 9th May 2018
Frankston Arts Centre, FRANKSTON VIC
Box office (03) 9784 1060 |

Thursday 10th May 2018
Ulumbarra Theatre, BENDIGO VIC
Box office (03) 5434 6100 |

Friday 11th May 2018
Wrestpoint Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
Ticketmaster 136 100 |

Saturday 12th May 2018
Palais Theatre, ST KILDA VIC
Ticketmaster 136 100 |

Wednesday 16th May 2018
Canberra Theatre Centre, CANBERRA ACT
Box office (02) 6275 2700 |

Thursday 17th May 2018
State Theatre, SYDNEY NSW
Ticketmaster 136 100 |

Friday 18th May 2018
State Theatre, SYDNEY NSW
Ticketmaster 136 100 |

Saturday 19th May 2018
Civic Theatre, NEWCASTLE NSW
Box office (02) 4929 1977 |

Sunday 20th May 2018
Box office (02) 6581 8888 |

Thursday 24th May 2018
Box office 136 246 |

Friday 25th May 2018
Box office 136 246 |

Saturday 26th May 2018
Box office 1800 014 014 |

Wednesday 30th May 2018
Entertainment Centre, DARWIN NT
Box office (08) 8980 3333 |

Friday 1st June 2018
Festival Theatre, ADELAIDE SA
132 246 |

Saturday 2nd June 2018
Regal Theatre, PERTH WA
Ticketek 132 849 |

Sunday 3rd June 2018
Regal Theatre, PERTH WA
Ticketek 132 849 |

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